Ashkhan Candey > CANDEY > London, England > Lawyer Profile


Work Department

Litigation: Corporate & Commercial


With business nous Ashkhan provides legal and commercial direction to his clients and has a long track record of successive wins and major settlements in the High Court and International Arbitrations.

Ashkhan has full rights of audience as a Solicitor Advocate of the Supreme Court in England. He has been called to the Bar in England and admitted as a Solicitor Advocate (non-practising) in the British Virgin Islands (Supreme Court of the Eastern Caribbean).

Approachable and very commercial Ashkhan is repeatedly instructed and recommended by his clients because he understands and is in touch with their needs. He always seeks to empower clients and is a plain speaker who gets straight to the point. He primarily acts for entrepreneurs and multinationals.


Trained K&L Gates; qualified 1999; Tarlo Lyons (2000-2009); partner, CANDEY (2009).




King’s College School, Wimbledon; Exeter University (Law LLB 2:1); Nottingham Law School (Diploma in Legal Practice).



Lawyer Rankings

London > Dispute resolution > Commercial litigation: mid-market

(Hall of Fame)

Ashkhan CandeyCANDEY

The ‘talented, client-oriented lawyers‘ at boutique firm CANDEY are routinely instructed on heavyweight litigation, particularly in relation to the CIS, the US, the British Virgin Islands (BVI), and Cyprus; and the team regularly appears inBVI courts and the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal, in addition to its High Court, Court of Appeal and Supreme Court work. The practice is co-led by managing partner Ashkhan Candey, a seasoned litigator with an enviable track record in successful court proceedings; and Andrew Dunn, who is an expert in shareholder disputes, company law and insolvency. At senior solicitor level, Serene Allen regularly acts (as lead fee earner) in cases concerning general commercial disputes, financial services litigation, and insolvency-related matters; and Mei Wong‘s experience covers company-related disputes, including minority shareholder and director conflicts. In July 2023, former partner Muhammed Haque KC joined Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP.

London > Dispute resolution > International arbitration

Fielding ‘a very knowledgeable and experienced team that can handle complex arbitrations‘, CANDEY is a go-to boutique for arbitration disputes involving clients from the CIS, US, British Virgin Islands, and Cyprus. The team is co-headed by name partner Ashkhan Candey and shareholder disputes expert Andrew DunnJames Collins acts in big-ticket referrals from the CIS; Yuri Botiuk is ‘a very knowledgeable lawyer‘; and James Glaysher specialises in international commercial arbitration. Senior solicitor Serene Allen acts in a range of cases.